Cleaning Rust

A Good Cleaning:  Rust Removal

Cleaning Rust off of different types of materials can be difficult.  Chemically, rust is oxidized iron, and the best way to remove rust is by applying an acid to it.  Lemon juice, white vinegar, or a waterless hand cleaner such as Goop may be used to remove rust stains on a variety of materials.  Be sure to test for colorfastness first, though, or the removal of the stain may come at the price of your favorite shirt.  The following list includes methods for removing rust from different types of materials using items you probably have around the house anyway.